5/31 Astros 7, Cubs 3
Carlos Marmol gave up six runs in one-third of an inning, the first time he’s served up that many ever in relief. In his next to last career start on Aug. 13, 2006, against the Rockies, Marmol gave up six runs in Colorado.
* Carlos Zambrano gave up one run in eight innings. He did not get a decision Tuesday but is 4-0 with a 2.62 ERA when he goes at least six innings.
* Aramis Ramirez batted fifth for the first time since July 15, 2010, against the Phillies. He’s a career .283 hitter in the No. 5 hole.
* Starlin Castro hit his fifth triple of the season, matching the mark he set his rookie season. All five of his triples have come at Wrigley Field. He’s batting .412 in his last 13 home games.
– Carrie Muskat